Today my project is the result of combining 4 different challenges: a sketch from Sketchy Friday, color inspiration from Tsunami Rose Designs, anniversary theme from Hiding in My Craft Room, and the technique of using brayering of sponging from Repeat Impressions. I had lots of fun using most of these materials and tools for the first time. Now that I am organized I use new things so much faster and have been pulling out the older things as well. I loved the sponging technique to create the heart background and the shading on the spinner wheel.
KISS - Keep it Simple... I went old school today with some of my crafting techniques. I pulled out a pencil and traced the circle stamp onto the cardstock to get the right sized circle, cut it out by hand and then re-trimmed it once I stamped the image. It was much quicker than pulling out the Cricut, cuttlebug, dies (because I didn't have a punch the right size). Then I used the sponge and ink to not only ink the edges, but to color in the beige parts of the spinner to give them a pink tinge. Love it! Here's a closer look. The spinner hand is attached with a small brad that comes in the package from Stampin' Up! I affixed it tightly to make sure you know it's an anniversary card. I'm sure it would spin if I affixed it more loosely (and I will next time ... just to see).
- Cardstock - Bazzill, stash
- Ribbon - The Paper Studio, Spare Parts
- Stapler - Memories Direct long reach stapler and staples
- Stencil - Pebbles: baby girl
- Embossing - Anna Griffin for Cuttlebug - Smitten (border folder)
- Punch: Martha Stewart Punch around the page - Topiary
- Stamp: Stampin' Up! Take a Spin
- Adhesives: xyron, 3D Zots
- Ink: Clear and Simple Stamps, Paint the Town Pink
- Corner rounder - Creative Memories
wish me luck!!